The Top Four Financial Jobs That You Can Do from Home

There’s no denying that these are difficult financial times for people in the UK and all over the world. As the cost of living continues to rise both on these shores and further afield, many of us are trying to cut our cloth accordingly.

One of the things you can do to budget more effectively is work from home. It’s something that has become increasingly common as a lasting legacy of the coronavirus pandemic and although it has its drawbacks it offers plenty of advantages too. A key example is that it can save you plenty of money when you factor in the costs of the commute (mainly fuel and/or public transport fares) across the course of a year.

Many of us have become accustomed to doing our jobs remotely – even those who previously worked in the financial sector, which would traditionally have been considered an office-based role. So, with that in mind, what are some finance-related occupations that you can continue to do from home? Read on to find out more.

Accountant

Whether it’s preparing tax returns, analysing performance, keeping company records accurate and up to date or putting together budget reports, an accountant’s duties are absolutely vital. But given that all modern-day operations are now digitalised, it offers you the chance to do everything you need from the comfort of your own home. You will need to ensure your IT security is up to scratch as well as adhere to the standards set out by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Forex trader

It can be difficult to make a full-time living as a forex trader because there is always a certain element of risk involved. The trading of foreign currencies carries risks, and you could stand to lose money as well as make a profit. The important thing is to give yourself time to understand the markets and how they work. And there are ways you can do this – many forex trading platforms will offer you a demo account so that you can build up your experience without exposing yourself to the same level of risk as the real-world markets.

Financial advisor

Dealing with personal finances can be complicated, which is why a lot of people turn to a professional for help. They might need advice on finding the best mortgage deal, consolidating their debt or managing their workplace pension. You need to be approved by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the body which oversees all regulation and is accountable to the Treasury.

Writer

Although this role deals more directly with words than numbers, you’ll still need a strong understanding of financial matters and what influences industry developments. Combine that knowledge with a skill and passion for writing and you could carve out a successful career as a prominent voice who breaks down the major issues and is able to pass comment from a position of authority.

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